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    applecare no more, hard drive crash
    I have a PowerPC G4 1.5ghz 15 inch powerbook. I need to get a new hard drive, and was wondering if there is a limitation to the amount of space I can get for an internal hard drive. I was looking at the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB 2.5". Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks

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    15.4" Macbook Pro...2.4GHZ intel, 2GB Ram
    If I remember correctly, you can go to/over 200GB....I have a friend who just replaced the drive in her 12" G4.....She went 120 because she just bought a new MBP and is using that for a backup now...

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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    Any 2.5" IDE (ATA) Laptop drive will work. Just don't get a SATA as the Powerbooks are IDE.

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    thanks for the information. i'll probably search newegg for a deal. Looks like replacing the OS is going to be a pain too, considering the recovery disk is MIA. My brother just got an iBook last week though, so I'll be happy to steal his $10 upgrade to Leopard. Thanks again!

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    he got a macbook then.. and I don't think it is going to work ether

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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    Leopard you buy in the store and online is a Universal Installer. It will install on both PPC and Intel, but be it known, using your brothers Leopard is against the EULA even if it's a Family Pack unless you are living in the same household or off at school and it's a Family owned copy.

    Where is your Install DVD that came with the Powerbook?

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